Once a busy little shipping port, Balgowan is now a small fishing community and popular holiday area for families and fishers.

Located just 184 kilometres from Adelaide, the town sits on 20 metre high bluffs with spectacular sea views. Balgowan remains one of Yorke Peninsula’s best locations for catching snapper and King George whiting.

The town has a kiosk, small caravan park and self-contained holiday homes.  Balgowan has good boat ramp facilities, and Maitland is just a short drive away for shopping and services.

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The Yorke Peninsula is the traditional lands of the Narungga (Nharangga) people, who have lived on, and cared for, this country since the beginning of time. We work, live and travel on Nharannga Banggara [Country], and we take time away from those pursuits to acknowledge and pay our deep respects to the Nharangga Elders of the past and present. 

Today, it is essential that we continue to care for and protect our spectacular natural environment. Tread lightly and leave no trace. Learn more about responsible and respectful travel on Yorke Peninsula.